iPad Pro How to Stream Movies from iPad Wirelessly to an External Monitor ?

vish26

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Hi Guys,

So I have an iPad Pro 2018. I want to wireless Stream Movies and YouTube from and also surf the Internet on an external Display from it. How can I do it ? What are my options ? (Cheapest)

Please advice.
 

vish26

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You can use an Apple TV to stream to a TV and the box connects via hdmi.
Thanks for the Reply. But I guess Apple TV is an expensive affair for me. Any cheaper Option ? Like which is basic minimum even if it a little old Apple TV that I can use which will not have any significant delay. Like for e.g. 1st or 2nd or 3rd or 4th generation ? which is the bare minimum I should use ?

How about if I use Airport Express ?
 

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Airport express is a different thing, I don’t think it supports AirPlay.
You can use an older gen Apple TV, but really 3rd or newer would be better. Would be a case of scouting eBay until a bargain pops up.
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The cheapest option would be via a cable though
 
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ericwn

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Third gen ATV at least supports full HD and Airplay. Either that or something newer.
 

vish26

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Airport express is a different thing, I don’t think it supports AirPlay.
You can use an older gen Apple TV, but really 3rd or newer would be better. Would be a case of scouting eBay until a bargain pops up.
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The cheapest option would be via a cable though

I want to do it wirelessly. Airport Express also enables a device with Airplay.
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Third gen ATV at least supports full HD and Airplay. Either that or something newer.
If I use Airplay in Apple TV 3rd Generation will there be any Latency issues ? in Videos appearing and streaming or audio lag between the iPad Pro and the Videos appearing on the Monitor ?
 

ericwn

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It streams audio and video to the ATV. I never tried to just stream one of the two elements.
 

akash.nu

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Depending on the type of content you’re trying to stream and the app you’re going to use, firetv can be a cheaper option that also supports 4K output and can be used as an independent device without casting in most cases.
 
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vish26

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It streams audio and video to the ATV. I never tried to just stream one of the two elements.
I am saying as a combination, lets say if I watch a Movie using Apple TV 3rd Generation and I am streaming it from an iPad will there be in any delay in the Movie like dialogues not syncing with the Lip Movement etc...etc..
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Depending on the type of content you’re trying to stream and the app you’re going to use, firetv can be a cheaper option that also supports 4K output and can be used as an independent device without casting in most cases.
Fire TV but I also wanna stream website surfing from my iPad on to the External Monitor ! is that possible from a Fire TV ?
 

akash.nu

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I am saying as a combination, lets say if I watch a Movie using Apple TV 3rd Generation and I am streaming it from an iPad will there be in any delay in the Movie like dialogues not syncing with the Lip Movement etc...etc..
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Fire TV but I also wanna stream website surfing from my iPad on to the External Monitor ! is that possible from a Fire TV ?
There’s no delay with Apple TV as long as you’ve got decent WiFi connection.

I haven’t tried that specific situation with a fire tv but I think it should support it if you use chrome as your browser.
 
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vish26

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Hence I’m suggesting a range rather than a model.
But will the Apple TV 3rd Generation have Airplay Feature in it ? And which Airplay is it 1 or 2 ?

So in a Scenario where my 2018 iPad Pro has Airplay 2 Presumably and Apple TV 3rd Generation has Airplay 1 will there be any issues ? Latency or Malfunctioning or anything of that sort ?
 

ericwn

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I’m not sure if the 3rd gen uses 1 or 2. Newer devices should support both though.
I don’t have your exact devices so it remains a bit of a guesswork at the moment. I personally use a 4K ATV with no problems with syncing, and a few iPads in the household.
 

vish26

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You can use an Apple TV to stream to a TV and the box connects via hdmi.
Airport express is a different thing, I don’t think it supports AirPlay.

You can use an older gen Apple TV, but really 3rd or newer would be better. Would be a case of scouting eBay until a bargain pops up.
Apple TV isn't all that expensive. Would be worthwhile for all the functionality you're wanting.
Guys there is one more way to stream Video and Mirror your screen to a Monitor. I am surprised none of you guys spoke about it !! It is through Chromecast Dongle. Even that way you can achieve this, at a Fraction of Cost what Apple TV costs ! And plus with Chrome Cast in that Price I get the Latest Hardware, not like Apple TV if I dont have the Budget I have to compromise on anything like buy Gen-1 or Gen-2 or so on...which with Apple TV if I go with older generations I might have to accept some outdated Hardware in it.
 

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Guys there is one more way to stream Video and Mirror your screen to a Monitor. I am surprised none of you guys spoke about it !! It is through Chromecast Dongle. Even that way you can achieve this, at a Fraction of Cost what Apple TV costs ! And plus with Chrome Cast in that Price I get the Latest Hardware, not like Apple TV if I dont have the Budget I have to compromise on anything like buy Gen-1 or Gen-2 or so on...which with Apple TV if I go with older generations I might have to accept some outdated Hardware in it.
Which is better, a brand new bicycle or a late 90s Lamborghini?
 
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Guys there is one more way to stream Video and Mirror your screen to a Monitor. I am surprised none of you guys spoke about it !! It is through Chromecast Dongle. Even that way you can achieve this, at a Fraction of Cost what Apple TV costs ! And plus with Chrome Cast in that Price I get the Latest Hardware, not like Apple TV if I dont have the Budget I have to compromise on anything like buy Gen-1 or Gen-2 or so on...which with Apple TV if I go with older generations I might have to accept some outdated Hardware in it.
I'm just a little surprised that you'll spend money on a high end iPad like the Pro, but find Apple TV too expensive. To me, staying in the Apple world makes streaming seamless and integration so much easier. With Chromecast, no easy access to iTunes for steaming or casting. No AirPlay. Is it worth it to save $100 or so? I guess so.
 
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vish26

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I'm just a little surprised that you'll spend money on a high end iPad like the Pro, but find Apple TV too expensive. To me, staying in the Apple world makes streaming seamless and so much easier. . With Chromecast, no easy access to iTunes for steaming or casting. No AirPlay. Is it worth it to save $100 or so? I guess so.
Different Lives ! Different Priorities. I purchased iPad Pro in June-2019. And Financial Status change Overnight. So yes in the current situation $150-$200 is a lot !!

And Ok let me also ask you, what would be the major difference between Chromecast and Apple TV besides just not having iTunes ?
 

ericwn

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At least it doesn’t support an ad company. This is not a tech shop. People here will provide options they likely have experience with, not list every more or less available option on the planet.

Besides those who can afford an iPad Pro likely can afford ANY Apple TV.

And if not new, used options were already mentioned.
 

vish26

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At least it doesn’t support an ad company. This is not a tech shop. People here will provide options they likely have experience with, not list every more or less available option on the planet.

Besides those who can afford an iPad Pro likely can afford ANY Apple TV.
Dude ! No need to react so strongly !! The endeavor is to suggest a solid advice right ? (If it is not) I dont doubt someone's bad intentions, but other wise everyone is hoping that he gets to know the perfect information.
 

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Didn’t realize chromecast could do iPad screen mirroring. Good to know. Were it not for that screen mirroring requirement other streaming sticks would have suited as well.

As for what’s the major difference over an Apple TV (or other streaming devices for that matter), the major difference with Chromecast is it is completely dependent upon other devices to begin the streaming process. Apple TV, Roku or Android TV devices can operate independently with their associated remote controls without the need of a mobile device to browse/play content.

I have a gen 1 chromecast somewhere collecting dust, I much prefer my Rokus and Nvidia Shield. I haven’t tried Apple TV though, I don’t see much value in it over the devices I already have.
 

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The only issue I have with Chromecast is that it’s not a standalone device. I’d rather spend the same amount on a firetv which is a standalone streaming service plus a casting device.
 
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